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The story of Ashtavakra and his father Kahola

The life of Ashtavakra is narrated in the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata, the Ashtavakra Gita and Bhavabhuti’s play Uttararamacarita. Rishi Uddalaka, mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad, had a disciple...
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Kalaripayattu – World’s Oldest Martial Art created by Sada Shiva

Kalaripayattu is a martial art, which survived in the hinterlands of Kerala-India despite ruthless efforts of the British imperialists to obliterate it. The word kalari first appears in...

Janmashtami – Birth of A Purnavatar

The celebration of Krishna’s birth is one of the largest Hindu festivals in the world, celebrated by nearly 930 million people worldwide. Popularly known as...

Navaratri – The Many Hues and Forms of Dasara in India

Navratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. The celebrations are as varied as the diverse cultures in the East, West, North and South...
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A Devoted Relationship – Krishna and Sudama

By - Kavea Panneerselvam The story of Krishna and Sudama is one of friendship, love, and most of all, devotion. Sudama was born into a...
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Understanding the Fierce Cosmic Mother, Kali

Who is this terrible woman, Dark as the sky in midnight? Who is this woman, Dancing over the field of battle, like a blue lotus that floats, on a...

Agastya’s Perfect Woman – Lopamudra

Lopamudra, also known as Kaushitaki and Varaprada, is described in Vedic literature as a great scholar and philosopher.  She and her husband Rishi Agastya...

Mysuru Dasara, Yeshtondu Sundara – The Royal Face of Navratri

In all parts of the country, Dasara is celebrated as a community based festival where groups or mandals, furiously compete with each other to...

Sita and Mandodari: A character study

The role of women in Hinduism has always been one of strength and divinity. Nowhere does one find stronger female characters than in the...

Mahisasura Mardini-The Making of Durga

Durga is a form of Prakriti, the mother of entire existence. She represents the Supreme Consciousness and was manifested by combining the energies of...
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